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Surfing Down South – 2nd Edition

The second edition of Surfing Down South by Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle is now available in bookshops. Quite a feat for Sue-Lyn, as most authors and publishers will know that second prints are a rare breed.

Author Sue-Lyn with some SW surfing pioneers at Surfing Down South book launch held at Vasse-Felix Winery in February 2014 . Photo credit Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle.

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To celebrate the reprint, the book’s publisher Margaret River Press are revisiting some of the news stories and interviews from various Surfing Down South contributors.

People behind the book

Author Sue-Lyn chats about the long research process for the book.

Listen to Jim King as he tells us how he helped uncover some previously undocumented stories and unseen photographs.

An interview with the legendary Ric Chan whose amazing photographs record a very special time in the history of surfing.

Read about entrepreneur Ric Gath and his surfing helmet empire.

Photos L-R Author Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle (image courtesy of Sue-Lyn), Ric Chan 1975 (image courtesy of Ric), Ric Gath (image courtesy of Sophie Mathewson).

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What they said.

Jock Serong ‘it is an outstanding tribute to the place and its people. With a foreword by its number-one surfing expert Taj Burrow, and studded with hundreds of archival photographs, this history does a good job of letting its subjects speak for themselves. Read more

Kevin Merifield one of the pioneers of the south west.  Here’s what he had to say.

John Witzig‘s photos perfectly capture the essence of 1960’s surf culture. We spoke to John about his recent photo exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery in Canberra and about the publication.  Click here to find out what he had to say.

Photos L-R Jock Serong (image courtesy of Jock), Kevin Merifield (image courtesy of Kevin), Prevelly Park 1971 (a classic John Witzig image).

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